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  • JLL Grows in Sweden

    By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Stockholm, Sweden—JLL continues its global expansion. The Chicago-based professional services and investment management firm announced today the acquisition of AGL, a specialist real estate financial advisory business headquartered in Stockholm. AGL is a securities company under the supervision of Finansinspektionen, Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority, which specializes in

    International 08 September 2015 18:10
  • Economy Watch: Should Those With Domestic CRE Interests Worry About China?

    By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor The Chinese economy has been hiccoughing and snorting lately, with industrial production down and whatnot, but the thing about very large economies is that they fluctuate. Actually, so do small economies, but the world doesn’t care nearly as much. One current line of thinking is that

    National 24 July 2015 13:34
  • Luxury Hotel in Italy’s Spectacular Lake Como Region Welcomes First Guests

    By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor Como, Italy—The Sheraton Como Hotel recently opened in northern Italy’s world famous lake region. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has partnered with Grand Hotel di Como, Srl to develop the property, which results from a strategic conversion project led by renowned architect Ruggero Venelli. The hotel is

    International 15 June 2015 15:07
  • Courtyard by Marriott Continues Expansion With The Opening Of Two New Hotels In Europe

    By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Gdynia, Poland—Courtyard by Marriott is expanding in Europe. The brand owned by Marriott International has recently announced the opening of two new hotels, in Poland and the Netherlands. The Polish hotel is the largest of the two. It is located in Gdynia, a city on the south

    International 12 June 2015 14:57
  • CPA:18 – Global to Fund $85M Upscale Hotel in Munich

    By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor Munich, Germany—New York City-based W. P. Carey recently announced that CPA:18 – Global will fund the development of a new lifestyle hotel in the heart of Munich. CPA:18 – Global, the 17th in a series of programs sponsored by W. P. Carey, will provide approximately $85

    International 21 May 2015 15:43
  • Guest Blog: Canada vs. The United States: Comparing Student Housing Markets

    By Darren Vanecko, President, Over the past decade, the student housing market in the United States has been rapidly expanding with the boom of purpose-built student housing. With each passing year, the number of student housing bed deliveries seems to be increasing alongside enrollment rates. The same, however, cannot be

    National 07 November 2014 16:55
  • W.P. Carey Completes Acquisition of Class A HQ Property in Oil-Driven Norwegian Market

    By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Stavanger, Norway—Global REIT W.P. Carey Inc. recently announced the acquisition of an office asset in the fastest growing market in Southern Norway. The company specializes in corporate sale-leaseback, build-to-suit financing and the acquisition of single-tenant net-lease properties, a strategy it respected with the acquisition of the

    International 06 November 2014 15:56